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Esther — The Musical

Esther logo coloredby Mark Ogden

The Biblical story of staying true to yourself and finding courage.

YOU’VE READ THE BOOK — NOW DO THE MUSICAL!

From the pages of the best-seller in history — the epic story of Persia’s legendary Queen now comes to the stage!

(Performable by LDS Wards, Stakes, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)

Esther is the newly crowned Queen of Persia, wife of Xerxes, and she is Jewish — a refugee from one of Xerxes’ father’s campaigns. No one knows that she is Jewish, or that she is the daughter of the highest ranking Jewish man in the land of Persia. Then the Jews are all condemned to die by Haman, the Prime Minister. Will Esther find the courage and the means to thwart Haman?


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 7M 7W + soldiers, Jewish refugees, courtiers and visitors
  • About two hours
  • Settings: Various Settings, or a Unit Set
  • Order # 2070

Soon available for all groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The script  PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: EstherPERUSAL

SONG LIST

  • ACT ONE
  • #1 — Prelude                     Orchestra
  • Scene 1 — Banquet Hall
  • #2a — Forty Days                Company + Haman
  • #2b — Take A Second Look            Xerxes, Haman, Artabanus
  • #2c — Sometimes A Compromise        Esther
  • #2d — Forty Days (tag)                Company
  • Scene 2 — Harem
  • #3 — With Pen and Ink                Papyrus & Hatach
  • #3a — With Pen and Ink (reprise)        Papyrus & Hatach
  • Scene 3 — Esther’s Suite
  • #4 — Our Little Secret                Esther
  • Scene 4 — Inner Court
  • #5 — Immortal                    Xerxes, Artabanus, Haman
  • #6 — In Spite Of …                Haman, Artabanus
  • Scene 5 — Home of Lady Meres
  • #7 — He’s A Man To Watch            Meres, Haman
  • Scene 6 — Esther’s Suite
  • #8 — She Is Real                Xerxes, Akkadia
  • #8a — Our Little Secret (reprise)            Papyrus
  • Scene 7 — King’s Gate
  • #9 — No Matter What You Do            Mordecai, Leah, Hannah, Jozadak, Judith
  • #10 — Jews                    Artabanus, Captain, Haman, Leah, Hannah, Judith
  • Scene 8 — Inner Court
  • #11 — I Want To Make Things Happen        Esther
  • ACT TWO
  • Scene 1 — In and out of Esther’s Suite
  • #12 — I Want To Make Things Happen (reprise)    Esther
  • #12a — I Can’t Believe It            Akkadia, Papyrus
  • #13 — Free                    Mordecai
  • Scene 2 — Esther’s Suite
  • #14 — Free (Reprise)                Mordecai, Leah
  • Scene 3 — Home of Lady Meres
  • #15 — Everything’s Fine                Haman, Artabanus, Meres,
  • Scene 4 — Outside of Mordecai’s Home
  • Scene 5 — Esther’s Suite
  • #16 — I Want To Make Things Happen (reprise)    Esther
  • Scene 6 — Inner Court
  • #16a — Underscore                Orchestra
  • Scene 7 — Esther’s Suite
  • #17 — Our Little Secret (reprise2)        Hatach, Papyrus, Akkadia, Esther
  • #17a — Because of Him                Hatach, Akkadia
  • Scene 8 — Xerxes’ Suite
  • #18 — Give Him The Works            Haman, Artabanus, Captain, Guard
  • #18a — Give Him The Works (reprise)        Ensemble
  • #18b — Duel Underscore            Orchestra
  • Scene 9 — Esther’s Suite
  • #19 — With Pen and Ink                Hatach, Papyrus,
  • #20 — Immortal: REPRISE (Finale)        Company
  • #21 — Curtain Call                Orchestra

SONG SAMPLES (from the Author’s rough demo)

  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 (in PDF format) to download our Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.

  • DEMO CD — (more tracks than in the SAMPLE above) Order #2070f : $6.00 (includes shipping)



  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2070a : $25.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #2070b : $25.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Vocal Book (in PDF Format) — Order #2070c : $15.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2070d : $100 (for the first or only performance)



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2070e : $80 (For each successive performance)



  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance-Traks  — Order #2070j : — (FOR FUTURE AVAILABILITY)

EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.


PRODUCTIONS

  • Cotton Mill Theatre, St. George, Utah — 1990
  • Union Station Theatre,  Salt Lake City — 1980
  • Ogden, Utah — Fall 1980

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